Veteran opposition and Orange Democratic Movement (ODM)  leader Raila Odinga has mourned the death of legendary Rhumba singer Juma Toto.

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In a tweet on Thursday, Mr Odinga said that the demise of the musician had robbed the country of one of the most talented musicians not just in Kenya but on the African continent as a whole.

"The death of legendary rhumba singer Juma Toto has robbed the country, Africa and the music industry of one of its most gifted and prolific musicians. I join Juma’s fans in mourning his sudden death. May God grant peace and strength to his family at this moment of grief, " Raila Odinga's tweet read.

The musician slipped and fell, injuring his head and was rushed to the Kenya National Hospital (KNH) where he underwent surgery.

Mr Juma Toto did not make it out of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) after the surgery and died Tuesday night.

He won the hearts of the fans of the Gor Mahia football club after composing a song that showered praises on the team and singled out individual players for praise.

That song has withstood the test of time as it is still the clubs official anthem.

The chairman of the club Ambrose Rachier sent his condolences to the family on behalf of Gor Mahia FC.

"He made us proud by this song. We will miss him greatly, " Ambrose Rachier said.